We stayed two nights in September, and it was the perfect welcome to Skye. Sam is a fantastic cook and we thought the breakfasts were among the best we had the entire time we were in Scotland.
We are not vegetarians, but both of us agreed that the "sausage" was delicious, and it's impossible to beat the freshness of eggs from Sam's hens. Fresh-baked bread is accompanied by homemade jams (she makes delicious Earl Grey marmalade and rowanberry preserves)--and we even sampled local honey from her friend's beehives.
And let's not forget the treats! You get a fresh supply every afternoon, and if you're really famished from your walks, there is a constant supply of cereals and a jug of cow's milk in the fridge to tide you over. (Soy milk is on offer as well.)
The best part, though, is the enthusiasm Sam has for Skye--she truly loves it, and she's keen to be sure you have a great time. Toward this end, Mark is a huge asset. He took time before heading off to work to orient us to a couple of lesser-known drives on the island, and they turned out to be highlights. (He's also a great story teller--and I'm convinced he has no idea how entertaining he is.)
We had a great time and we'd go back in a heartbeat.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come and pamper yourself in our Luxury Vegetarian Bed and Breakfast on the dramatic Isle of Skye in the Highlands of Scotland. Our 19th century former crofthouse is beautifully located next to the River Snizort, with open views over the hills and beyond plenty of walks from the door. We are perfectly positioned central to Skye and only 4 miles from Portree, the Island's Capital, with its range of shops and places to eat. We are both on hand to help you get the most out of your stay on Skye and can offer you lots of tips on places to visit, walk, eat and drink on the island. Mark is particularly handy with a map and knows plenty of walks to suit all abilities. Sam is an imaginative and experienced cook, with a keen eye for interior design. We are both committed vegetarians, however we welcome those who might just want to reduce their meat intake, and you will also find our menu boasts a really good range for our Vegan visitors. Our aim is to give you an enjoyable and relaxing, yet ethical visit to Skye. Sam and Mark Crowe, proprietors. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Old Croft House Vegetarian B&B On Isle Of Skye Portree, Scotland